Oak Meadow Montessori School in Lawrenceville, GA is an AMS-accredited school, sitting on over 10 acres, adjacent to a beautiful county park and lake. We serve children ages 15 months to 12 years old in beautifully appointed classrooms. Our staff is made up of well-educated, collaborative professionals who help each other in our work serving the needs of our students.
The Oak Meadow Montessori School Lead Guide is a Montessori professional who helps guide the children’s activities spiritually, socially, emotionally, academically, and physically in a prepared Montessori environment. The guide challenges each child to reach his/her fullest potential, in accordance with Montessori philosophy and Oak Meadow Montessori School policies and procedures.
The person selected for this position must be professionally prepared as a Montessori Guide with a MACTE-accredited certification for the age group for which they teach and must have a Bachelors Degree. They must be able to meet the requirements of the licensing agencies and accrediting bodies governing the school. This person must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Planning, supervising, and implementing the Montessori system of education the all students enrolled in their class in accordance with the policies and philosophy of the school.
- Maintaining awareness of AMS standards and their implementation.
- Being responsible for the care and maintenance of classroom materials, i.e., maintain an orderly environment, keeping it clean and in like-new condition. The children are to participate in this responsibility to the level that is appropriate for their developmental stage.
- Treating all children and adults in the environment with dignity and respect.
- Helping children become aware of their roles as integral members of their community.
- Supervising the Classroom Assistant and Special Instructors who may interact with the children.
- Assuming an equal share of the joint housekeeping responsibilities of the staff. Follow Classroom Checklist as instructed by the Directors.
- Attending all staff meetings.
- Planning and implementing one staff training meeting each school year, if requested.
- Participate in recommended training programs, conferences, courses, and other activities of professional growth.
- Establishing positive liaison with parents of the students.
- Maintaining current, accurate academic records.
- Hold two conferences yearly with parents. Have on-going communication with parents regarding their child’s specific needs.
- Having ongoing communications with all parents about the goings on within the classroom.
- Be responsible, with the help of the Classroom Assistant, for the safety and physical well-being of the children at all times. The children are not to be left unattended under any circumstances.
- Assisting in the ongoing evaluation procedures needed to assess the developmental levels of the children.
- Assisting in public relation events sponsored by the school.
- Maintaining an accurate inventory of the classroom.
- Assisting the Director in developing and implementing adult orientation courses and seminars as requested.
- Maintaining current student attendance records.
- Notifying the Director immediately of personal difficulties with children, parents, or staff.
- Protecting the privacy and working atmosphere of the group at all times.
- Conducting class meetings for parents when appropriate and communicate and cooperate with classroom representatives.
- Communicating and cooperating with the Director on program changes.
- Reporting any and all accidents to the Director at once. Prepare a written report stating time, date, nature of accident, and action taken.
- Assisting with other projects, programs, and planning as assigned by the Director and/or supervisor.
- Understanding and practicing the OMMS code of ethics.